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a prayer for humanity

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a prayer for humanity

I tell you

O Children of the Sun

I call upon thee

with Aristotle’s

and Socrates’ words

asking you

to take your great place

in the great inheritance

of the West.

Looking at the East

embracing the full realization of the West.

I ask you now

for that answer

at the end

and the beginning of time.

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  1. Date: 12/21/2013 2:47:00 PM
    i sense many legacies in this piece and how we have missed out on opportunities... a good write...

  1. Date: 12/21/2013 9:25:00 AM
    very philosophical!! Love the mention of the sun in this one.